Category: Arts

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Archaeopress Digital Archive: database trial

July 8th, 2014 at 11:07

We now have a 6-month trial of the Archaeopress Digital Archive: “Archaeopress (publishers of archaeology titles, including British Archaeological Reports) have had close links to the archaeology department of the university for many years. They are delighted this month to be launching their new digital subscription service with the Hallward Library. Initially the range of [...]

Picture Post Historical Archive, 1938-1957: online database now live

July 8th, 2014 at 10:07

We now have full online access to the Picture Post Historical Archive, 1938-1957: “The Picture Post Historical Archive, 1938-1957 consists of the complete, fully searchable facsimile archive of The Picture Post, the iconic newspaper published in Britain from 1938-1957 that defined the style of photojournalism in the 20th century. The Picture Post Historical Archive, 1938-1957 provides students and [...]

Ebooks at Nottingham – library survey

June 11th, 2014 at 11:06

The library is interested in getting feedback on the use of library ebooks.  A short survey will be open until the end of June, and respondents can choose to give their email address to enter a draw for a £50 Amazon voucher. The responses will be used to further develop our services in this area, [...]

Summary of changes to UK copyright law from 1st June

May 27th, 2014 at 08:05

Changes to copyright law come into force on 1st June 2014 that will be of particular interest to everyone in Universities because the amendments will extend the exceptions granted for use in education and teaching, extending exceptions across a wider range of formats. In summary: Showing copyright works: A film or sound recording may be [...]

Webinars about Important changes to UK copyright law

May 21st, 2014 at 09:05

Important changes to UK copyright law will come into force on 1 June 2014. These amendments will extend the exceptions granted for use in education and teaching. Jisc Legal is offering two different online events on this subject: 1. Copyright Changes Online Masterclass (Wednesday, 21 May, 2pm – 4pm) An interactive webcast is aimed at [...]

The Art of Seeing: teaching visual literacy in the library and classroom: ARLIS event on Thursday 5 June 2014, 10.30 – 16.00

May 12th, 2014 at 10:05

ARLIS is organising a one-day event entiltled ‘The Art of Seeing: teaching visual literacy in the library and classroom’ on Thursday 5th June: “What is Visual Literacy? And why should I need to know? The Association of College and Research Libraries defines Visual literacy as ‘ a set of abilities that enables an individual to [...]

American Literary Periodicals, 1782-1834 and 1835-1858: database trials

May 8th, 2014 at 10:05

We are running trials of two EBSCO databases, American Literary Periodicals, 1782-1834 and American Literary Periodicals 1835-1858.  The trials can be accessed from on campus at these links: American Literary Periodicals, 1782-1834:,shib&profile=ehost&defaultdb=ald American Literary Periodicals, 1835-1858:,shib&profile=ehost&defaultdb=alt The trial runs until 28th May. For a list of the titles included in the 1782-1834 collection, please [...]

New resource: African American National Biography

May 8th, 2014 at 08:05

Hallward Library level 4 reference now includes the 12 volume African American National Biography plus two more volumes of supplements. This invaluable reference resource contains over “4,000 entries written and signed by distinguished scholars under the direction of Editors in Chief Henry Louis Gates, Jr., and Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham, the African American National Biography.  [It] is the most [...]

The NAACP Papers Collection: database trial

1 May 7th, 2014 at 10:05

We are running a trial of the Proquest History Vault  NAACP collections. The trial is available on campus, and will run through 5 June 2014. Access the trial here: From Proquest: With a timeline that runs from 1909 to 1972, users can examine the realities of segregation in the early 20th century to the triumphs of the [...]

HEFCE Monographs and Open Access Project

April 25th, 2014 at 12:04

OAPEN-UK, an AHRC and Jisc-funded project on open access monographs, is currently running a survey to understand how researchers in the humanities and social sciences use books, and especially monographs.